In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers at Oregon State University have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs. The findings, published in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, are especially important since the microbe, […]Continue Reading ...
The century old mission to understand how the proteins responsible for amyloid-based diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntingdon’s and Parkinson’s work has taken major steps forward in the last 12 months, thanks to a revolution in a powerful microscopy technique used by scientists. High-powered microscopes using electrons instead of light to ‘see’ the actual shape of […]Continue Reading ...
Proteins are the building blocks of the cell. They do most of the work and are essential for the structure, function and dynamic regulation of the cell and body’s tissues and organs. Proteins rarely work alone, they interact, form protein complexes or bind DNA and RNA to control what a cell does. These complexes are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Peter Griffin/Public Domain A study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, in partnership with colleagues in the United States and Norway, shows that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a buildup of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells and consequently leads to muscle weakness […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a model demonstrating how the toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are transported through the brain. Image Credit: Naeblys / Shutterstock The model reproduces the tell-tale patterns of atrophy associated with such conditions and could pave the way for expanding researchers understanding of how […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Mingjie Xie, CEO of Rapid Novor, conducted by James Ives Monoclonal antibodies are used throughout life science research, please give an overview of why the sequencing of antibody proteins is important? Primary sequences of antibody proteins are one of the important pieces of information researchers need to know at an early stage […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Newly formed blood vessels may be cracks in the barrier between the bloodstream and the eye, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A novel experiment led by Jing Jin, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology and […]Continue Reading ...
A study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, in partnership with colleagues in the United States and Norway, shows that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a buildup of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells and consequently leads to muscle weakness or wasting. This is […]Continue Reading ...
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, a data analytics research institution based in Ireland, and Fujitsu (Ireland) Limited today announced the development of a technology that makes it possible to predict large volumes of unknown chemical reactions, about twice as many as the conventional procedure. In serious diseases, including cancer, it is […]Continue Reading ...
If we really want to know how our body’s cells work – or don’t work, in the case of disease – we might need to look beyond their genes and even beyond the proteins they are made of. We may need to start going through the cellular “trash.” The group of Dr. Yifat Merbl of […]Continue Reading ...
Some people may follow a football team, others may follow their favorite television streaming series. For Ellen Kuhl, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, her passion lies in following proteins. In a recent Stanford news article, Kuhl explains how her team developed a computer simulation to track the spread of defective proteins in the brain. […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a computational tool that makes it possible to split proteins and then restore them to functionality. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock This has previously been difficult to do because, although researchers have been able to split proteins using light and chemical signals, the process of […]Continue Reading ...
University of Otago scientists have unraveled the 3D structure of two proteins, potentially providing answers as to why some people may be at risk of developing specific cancers. In new findings published today in leading journal Nature Communications, the team of researchers led by the Department of Biochemistry’s Dr Peter Mace, has solved the structure […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers developed fluorescent proteins that can be controlled by orange and green light. These proteins will help to study processes in living cells. The work was supported by Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grant, and the results were published in Nature Methods. Fluorescent proteins emit intense visible light with wavelengths ranging from 390 to 700 nm. […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at The Wistar Institute have implemented a novel structurally designed synthetic DNA vaccine to simultaneously target multiple members of a family of proteins that are specifically overexpressed in several types of cancer. This approach addressed a difficult issue in cancer immunotherapy, specifically how to simultaneously drive antitumor immune responses against multiple tumor antigens in […]Continue Reading ...
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